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Just need to add. From my previous medical history when I was trying to use own eggs, doing injections was really horrible. And I'm sure that for the first timer it could be even more. So here are some tips to ease the pain of the dreaded progesterone injections.
First, warm the progesterone either to a comfortable room temperature or body temperature. You can also prepare the site of the injection using ledocaine but it requires a doc’s prescription.
Then this is good to learn to relax muscles. If you have help, lie flat on your stomach, with toes inward. Another method is to stand up against a table or other support, with your leg bent, relaxing the muscle, while someone else gives you the injection.
Then the injection itself. Keep the dry skin tight and smooth. Try to insert the needle into the skin quickly. After injection’s done massage its site. After about 30-60 seconds apply hot water bottle and continue massaging area. Also keep warm compress further.
Hope this helps those facing the trouble.
Good luck to you for your IVF cycle. I wish it will turn into success for you. IVF has improved a lot in the last few decades. The new modern technologies are making it more successful. The latest insemination techniques and equipment increase the positive result of IVF. I guess you will be going to a good clinic. The clinic competent staff matters a lot in the success of IVF. Good luck again.
Just a quick question. smile Do you have to pass all those is your clinic too?~
Women: Rw, HBs, HCV, HIV, syphilis (made no more than 6 months before that). TORCH infections (rubella and toxoplasmosis). Vaginal discharge analysis. Karyotype analysis (termless). Blood group and Rhesus factor (termless). Complete Blood Count (CBC) made no more than 1 month before that. Biochemical blood count (bilirubin, AST, ALT, kreatinin, complete protein). Koagulogram. LH (luteinizing hormone). FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone). Vaginal and cervical canal swab (no more than 6 months before). Microscopic examination of vaginal canal. Pelvic organs ultrasound. Breast ultrasound. Attending physician’s opinion. Anti-muller hormone test.
Men: Rw (Wasserman test). HBs. HCV. HIV (no more than 3 months before). Blood group and Rhesus factor (termless). Karyotype analysis (termless). Spermogram (no more than 3 months). ICSI screening.
I hope IVF works out for you. It has proven to be a highly successful process. For the procedure, there are certain things that matter a lot. Firstly, make sure the clinic you are planning to visit is experienced and knows how to carry out the process. It is extremely important to visit a good clinic. This will increase your chances of success. I am saying this from my own experience. Secondly, make sure the diet you are in taking is full of nutrients.
Before beginning a cycle of IVF using your own eggs and sperm, you and your partner will likely need various screenings, including:
Ovarian reserve testing. To determine the quantity and quality of your eggs, your doctor might test the concentration of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol (estrogen) and antimullerian hormone in your blood during the first few days of your menstrual cycle. Test results, often used together with an ultrasound of your ovaries, can help predict how your ovaries will respond to fertility medication.
Semen analysis. If not done as part of your initial fertility evaluation, your doctor will conduct a semen analysis shortly before the start of an IVF treatment cycle.
Infectious disease screening. You and your partner will both be screened for infectious diseases, including HIV.
Practice (mock) embryo transfer. Your doctor might conduct a mock embryo transfer to determine the depth of your uterine cavity and the technique most likely to successfully place the embryos into your uterus.
Uterine cavity exam. Your doctor will examine your uterine cavity before you start IVF. This might involve a sonohysterography - in which fluid is injected through the cervix into your uterus - and an ultrasound to create images of your uterine cavity. Or it might include a hysteroscopy - in which a thin, flexible, lighted telescope (hysteroscope) is inserted through your vagina and cervix into your uterus.
Before beginning a cycle of IVF, consider important questions, including:
How many embryos will be transferred? The number of embryos transferred is typically based on the age and number of eggs retrieved. Since the rate of implantation is lower for older women, more embryos are usually transferred - except for women using donor eggs. Most doctors follow specific guidelines to prevent a higher order multiple pregnancy. That's why in some countries, legislation limits the number of embryos that can be transferred at once. Make sure you and your doctor agree on the number of embryos that will be transferred before the transfer procedure. What will you do with any extra embryos? Extra embryos can be frozen and stored for future use for several years. Not all embryos will survive the freezing and thawing process, although most will.
Cryopreservation can make future cycles of IVF less expensive and less invasive. However, the live birth rate from frozen embryos is slightly lower than the live birth rate from fresh embryos. Or, you might be able to donate unused frozen embryos to another couple or a research facility. You might also choose to discard unused embryos.
How will you handle a multiple pregnancy? If more than one embryo is transferred to your uterus, IVF can result in a multiple pregnancy - which poses health risks for you and your babies. In some cases, fetal reduction can be used to help a woman deliver fewer babies with lower health risks. Pursuing fetal reduction, however, is a major decision with ethical, emotional and psychological consequences.
Have you considered the potential complications associated with using donor eggs, sperm or embryos or a gestational carrier? A trained counselor with expertise in donor issues can help you understand the concerns, such as the legal rights of the donor. You also may need an attorney to file court papers to help you become legal parents of an implanted embryo.
Embryo transfer is done at your doctor's office or a clinic and usually takes place two to six days after egg retrieval. You might be given a mild sedative. The procedure is usually painless, although you might experience mild cramping. The doctor or nurse will insert a long, thin, flexible tube called a catheter into your vagina, through your cervix and into your uterus. A syringe containing one or more embryos suspended in a small amount of fluid is attached to the end of the catheter. Using the syringe, the doctor or nurse places the embryo or embryos into your uterus.
After the ET you can resume your normal daily activities. However, your ovaries may still be enlarged. Consider avoiding vigorous activity, which could cause discomfort. Typical side effects are: Passing a small amount of clear or bloody fluid shortly after the procedure. This is due to the swabbing of the cervix before the ET. Breast tenderness due to high estrogen levels. Mild bloating. Mild cramping. Constipation. If anything bothers you, contact your doctor! He or she will evaluate you for any sort of complications such twisting of an ovaryor hyperstimulation. Just keep an eye on those. Praying for your best. Fingers crossed.
So many of us struggling! Omg, it's so unfair..I know the struggle of wanting a baby and not being able to get pregnant and how hopeless you can feel. The past 18 months I’ve tried to be strong and not let our fertility difficulties affect life in general. I’d probably have a couple of bad days after I’d get AF but I’d pick myself up and carry on. I was trying so hard to put on a brave face to everyone..But every other month with no luck was toughly devastating..
These might be some of just general tips for everyone ttc. They'll definitely not bring harm to anyone when being followed. Trying a sperm-friendly lubricant. Taking a supplement with Myo-Inositol. Taking extra vitamin B6 & Zinc. Trying acupuncture. Drinking more water. Continue tracking your BBT. Eating fertility-friendly foods. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep. Getting to the right BMI. GL.
We got plenty of instructions for the after transfer period. Except meds these are the general ones:
“BED REST - plan to rest in bed for a total of 3 days (including the day of transfer) immediately following your embryo transfer. The position you are in is of no consequence, pick any position that makes you comfortable. You may get up occasionally to use the bathroom and freshen-up. Please avoid showers or baths. Try to be as relaxed as possible.
VAGINAL REST - nothing in vagina: no tampons, no sexual relations of any kind until otherwise specified.
NO BATHING - no baths, hot tubs or swimming (pools, lakes, oceans) for two weeks. Showers are OK.
NO HEAVY LIFTING - nothing over 10 lbs at a time. Avoid strenuous activities such as furniture moving, weight lifting, Etc.
NO HIGH-IMPACT EXERCISE - avoid high intensity exercise such as jogging, running, step aerobics or jumping rope. Light to moderate walking and leisurely hiking is OK and may help you to feel well.
NO ALCOHOL - no alcoholic beverages or recreational drugs.
MINIMIZE CAFFEINE - one or less daily caffeinated drink intake (coffee, tea, cola beverage).
AVOID OVER THE COUNTER HERBAL MEDICATIONS - no herbal supplements; Tylenol is OK for headaches, cramps...
AVOID CONTACT WITH TOXIC FUMES - avoid contact with toxic fumes and substances such as gasoline, paint, paint thinners, chlorine and ammonia. If you cannot avoid them, be sure the area is well ventilated.
GET ADEQUATE REST - do not get overly fatigued.
BALANCED DIET - eat and drink a well-balanced, nutritional diet. Remember to include plenty of fruits and vegetables and fluids to avoid constipation, which may be caused by progesterone.
DO NOT PANIC - remember that mild cramping and/or a small amount of pink, dark red or brown vaginal spotting are normal following embryo transfer for up to two weeks, sometimes longer.
Fingers crossed for everyone.
Hi all!
I am starting to research IVF just now. A friend advised me agency that specialize in MedTech and can match me to one for good clinic. But maybe there is somewhere else? Some other clinicks. What do you think?
sargunmehta wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I am facing infertility issues. Now, I am preparing for IVF Treatment and I am scared if it works or not. Is it the right decision? Are there any side-effects? I would like to hear the experiences of those who have been gone through IVF.

GCR Memorial Hospital is the reputed IVF Centre around my town and I am thinking about going to them.
Hi, have you ever heard about mitochondrial donation?? In case there is an own egg issue the option might be a fresh breath! Mitochondrial do exponentially more than just creating energy. That’s why they are so important. Genomic DNA and mitochondrial DNA are both passed off to offspring. While it is true that the developing fetus will derive most of its genetic material from their parents. they will also have the mitochondrial DNA of the donor. While the genes for some mitochondrial proteins are encoded within the genomic DNA, others are found in mitochondria. Each mitochondria contains at least 1 to 2 copies of mitochondrial DNA and each time a mitochondria multiplies it duplicates its DNA. Mitochondria and consequently their DNA are passed from mother to offspring. So basically if the offspring is a female she will pass on her genomic DNA and the donor’s mitochondrial DNA to her offspring.
sargunmehta wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I am facing infertility issues. Now, I am preparing for IVF Treatment and I am scared if it works or not. Is it the right decision? Are there any side-effects? I would like to hear the experiences of those who have been gone through IVF.

GCR Memorial Hospital is the reputed IVF Centre around my town and I am thinking about going to them.

I will be grateful for any advice.
It's said, mitochondrial do exponentially more than just creating energy that’s why they are so important.
I will be grateful for any advice.

I've shared this on another thread. The risks I've heard of are: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Use of injectable fertility drugs to induce ovulation can cause ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, in which your ovaries become swollen and painful. Signs and symptoms typically last a week and include mild abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Rarely, it's possible to develop a more-severe form of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome that can also cause rapid weight gain and shortness of breath. Egg-retrieval procedure complications -use of an aspirating needle to collect eggs could possibly cause bleeding, infection or damage to the bowel, bladder or a blood vessel. Risks are also associated with general anesthesia, if used. But I guess those can appear during every other treatment option, so we cannot say, only when donating one's eggs..Anyway, this must be a reputable fertility clinic for undergoing any kind of procedures..
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